TPI Aspen Forum Breakout Sessions Finalized

TPI Aspen Forum Breakout Sessions Finalized

Topics for the off-the-record discussions are: Set-Top Box Proposal, Music Licensing and Spectrum

The Technology Policy Institute has confirmed participants for the 2016 Aspen Forum breakout sessions. The three informal, off-the-record breakout sessions will cover the topics of music licensing, intellectual property and competition policy, and unlicensed spectrum. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for this weekend, August 21 – 23 and registration can still be performed online.

Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute will moderate the session, “The FCC’s Set Top Box Rulemaking- Freedom for Consumers, Destruction of the Cable Industry or Something in Between?” Confirmed presenters are:

James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
Robert Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
Neil Fried, Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America
Kelsey Guyselman, Counsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
Matt Zinn, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer, TiVo

Music Licensing: Ideas for Reform” will be moderated by Technology Policy Institute President and Senior Fellow Thomas Lenard. Speakers are:

Jason Everett, Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
Michael Katz, Professor, Department of Economics and Sarin Chair, Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Katherine Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel, Google
Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Katie Peters, Director, Government Relations at Pandora
Cary Sherman, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Recording Industry Association of America
Michael Smith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute; Professor of Information Systems and Marketing and Co-Director of Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics, Carnegie Mellon University
Ann Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Global Policy, BMI
Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

The session, “Unlicensed, Lightly Licensed, and Shared Spectrum: New Spectrum Models ” will be moderated by Gregory Rosston, Director of Public Policy Program at Stanford University. Participants are:

Robert Alderfer, Vice President of Technology Policy, CableLabs
Hilary Cain, Director, Technology and Innovation Policy, Government and Industry Affairs, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
David Goldman, Counsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
Kathleen Ham, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile
Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University
Joan Marsh, Vice President of Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Staci Pies, Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google

Click here for the most recent Aspen Forum agenda.

Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute
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